Root Canal Treatment

What is a root canal?What happens after treatment?How much will a root canal cost? | Patient Reviews

What is a root canal?

A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed, well over 14 million every year. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need of dental implants or bridges.

At the center of your tooth is pulp. Pulp is a collection of blood vessels that helps to build the surrounding tooth. Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks and chips, or repeated dental procedures. Symptoms of the infection can be identified as visible injury or swelling of the tooth, sensitivity to temperature or pain in the tooth and gums.

If you experience any of these symptoms, your dentist will most likely recommend non-surgical treatment to eliminate the diseased pulp. This injured pulp is removed and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed. Root canal therapy usually involves local anesthesia and may be completed in one or more visits depending on the treatment required. Success for this type of treatment occurs in about 90% of cases. If your tooth is not amenable to endodontic treatment or the chance of success is unfavorable, you will be informed at the time of consultation or when a complication becomes evident during or after treatment. Dr. Cunningham uses local anesthesia to eliminate discomfort. In addition, we will provide nitrous oxide analgesia, if indicated. You will be able to drive home after your treatment, and you probably will be comfortable returning to your normal routine.

Don’t Suffer From Tooth Pain Any Longer!

Pain in your tooth or gums may be a symptom of infected pulp. Dr. Cunningham can perform a Root Canal to treat the infected pulp, relieve pain, and save your natural teeth!

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An example of a healthy tooth
Healthy Tooth
A tooth anatomy diagram highlighting pulp dentin and canal
Tooth Anatomy
A visual of tooth inflammation showing tooth decay and an inflamed pulp
Inflammation
A representation of a tooth with its canals cleaned
Cleaned Canals
An illustration of root canal filling of a tooth
Filling Placed
An example of a tooth healed by root canal therapy
Healed Tooth

Endodontic Presentation

To provide you with a better understanding of endodontic therapy, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to root canals are discussed.

Endodontic Presentation

What happens after treatment?

When your root canal therapy has been completed, a record of your treatment will be sent to your restorative dentist. You should contact their office for a follow-up restoration within a few weeks of completion at our office. Your restorative dentist will decide on what type of restoration is necessary to protect your tooth. It is rare for endodontic patients to experience complications after routine endodontic treatment or microsurgery. If a problem does occur, however, we are available at all times to respond. To prevent further decay, continue to practice good dental hygiene.

How much will a root canal cost?

The cost associated with root canals can vary depending on factors such as the severity of damage to the affected tooth and which tooth is affected. In general, endodontic treatment is much less expensive than tooth removal and replacement with an artificial tooth.

Don’t Suffer From Tooth Pain Any Longer!

Pain in your tooth or gums may be a symptom of infected pulp. Dr. Cunningham can perform a Root Canal to treat the infected pulp, relieve pain, and save your natural teeth!

Call us: 913-599-0888

Read our Reviews below to find our why patients consistently choose Dr. Cunningham for all of their Endodontic needs!

Kevin P. Cunningham, DDS, LLC

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Best experience that I have ever had at a dentist, I would recommend Dr Cunningham to anyone that ask for a recommendation.

- Janice

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Dr Cunningham was absolutely amazing. He talked to you about exactly what he was going to do before the procedure and during. So refreshing! Amazing experience! Thanks for everything Dr Cunningham!

- Diana

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Effective local anesthesia with minimal to no discomfort. Professional and caring staff. Highly recommend!

- Grant V

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Excellent treatment with consideration for patient comfort.

- Stan V

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I am one "nervous Nellie" when it comes to dental work, but I experienced NO PAIN or discomfort AT ALL! I got worked up for nothing! Dr Cunningham told me about every step he was making so there were no surprises and his assistant was superb!! It was like she could read his mind and had every instrument in his hand instantly. They work together like a well-oiled machine. If you are dental hesitant...(or just a big baby like me), this is definitely the place to go!!

- Donna R

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A Job Well Done!

- Robert S

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Dr. Cunningham and staff were kind and patient during my root canal. Dr. Cunningham spent extra time and attention ensuring I was numb and pain free after I told them about a difficult dental procedure. Thank you, team!

- Karen B

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Called at 730 AM to schedule. Due to cancellation I was able to come right in and was in Dental chair at 815 AM. Entire staff was very professional. Procedure was virtually painless and completed in a very timely manner. I can highly recommend Dr Cunningham and staff without any reservations.

- Steve S

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Dr. Cunningham and his staff was very professional and informative. It was overall a very good experience.

- Catherine C

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Bernie was so gracious when scheduling my appt. Very reassuring and comforting since this was my first root canal. I was greeted when I arrived for my appt. and felt comfortable prior and throughout the procedure. Dr. Cunningham was very compassionate, gentle and accommodating.

- Suzanne M

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Great staff and friendly, talented doctor. Will definitely use again if necessary, and refer to others.

- Rebecca M

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Friendly staff and doctor, did all they could to help put me at ease and make a normally unpleasant experience quick and painless! Definitely will use again if should be necessary.

- Rebecca M

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I never had a root canal before, and I was nervous about it. Dr. Cunningham came in and introduced himself, and I started feeling better. His staff was fantastic and knowledgeable. They explained the procedure and what was going to happen. The staff showed me the instruments they would be using, and explained their purpose. They had a bite block to keep my mouth open, and I surprisingly preferred it, as opposed to just having to keep my mouth open. I was surprised how quick it was. 25-30 minutes later, I was out and ready to clock back in to the office. Thank you Dr. Cunningham!

- Stephanie H

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Friendly, professional and most importantly very little pain with the shot. Great deal experience for having a root canal. Dr Cunningham and his staff explained each step to me.

- Julie M

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Everyone here was very nice & polite! The doctor was very knowledgable and told me eveything he was going to do before he did it. I would definately recommend this place to family & friends. This is the 2nd time I have been here and both times were great. Nice job...Keep up the good work!!

- Christina R

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Dr. Cunningham is very skilled and dedicated to his profession! I was very impressed with with my procedure as to the carefulness and attention to detail!

- Helen P

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Dr. Cunningham as a great chair-side manner. He is a very friendly, very nice man. I bet he is a really good boss! Thank you, everyone, for putting me at ease as I was very nervous about this procedure.

- Jane C

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Root canals aren’t fun but it was painless and quick.

- Ron L

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This was my first root canal and I felt so at easy with Dr. Cunningham and Julie talking me through everything and answering my questions before I even knew I had them

- Elizabeth G

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Dr. Cunningham and his office were so kind and thorough, answering all questions and explanations for every step of the procedure. Dr. Cunningham always checked in to make sure I was comfortable and was very gentle throughout. I’m very happy that I was referred to him and his office!

- Majesta P

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